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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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1,354 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,354
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 109
Gots: 194 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: homebrewhawk on 11-24-2007

Lately it occurs to us that if, back in 1989, you planned on starting a brewery in the back of your carpentry shop, you'd been wise to seek out someone like Harold “Trip” Hogue. A collector of ancient Volvos, Trip was well qualified for the make-do engineering required to coax recalcitrant equipment out of retirement and into making the first Boulevard beers. Today, he is our longest-tenured employee. We offer this rich, golden Tripel in grateful tribute to dedication, everywhere.

23 IBU
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of cvm4
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I loved The Sixth Glass... Hoping this can follow it!

A - Pours a cloudy bright amber with a 2 finger head that sticks around.

S - Belgian yeast, pears/apples and light spices.

T - Light malt and that great belgian yeast taste. Partially sweet with dried fruit aspects.

M - Really light body for the style and very carbonated.

O - I'm impressed! Boulevard puts out some great belgians!

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ktom
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 112123, best by 02/2013) into an Ommegang tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ vigorous carb, big fluffuy white head, clumps of sticky lace.

Aroma is fruity, spicy w/ hints of clove & bubblegum. Apple & pear, hay & grass.

Taste is Belgian yeast, pale malt, plenty of fermentable sugars, some bright citrusy hops, peach, and spice notes. Faint bubblegum.

Mouthfeel is sharp, prickly, clean w/ a dry finish.

Overall a tasty, refreshing tripel.

Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bluerabbit
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden colour. White head adorns. No lace.

Aroma of spice, earth, herbs, yeast, slight sweet pale malts.

Herbal, almost hoppy bite, spicy yeast, pale malt sweetness.

Light bodied, slight creaminess, start carbonation on the tongue. Nice crisp feel.

A super solid Tripel!

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a yellow clear golden color, with 2 fingers of head. Lots of sticky lace...impressive

S - Pears, fruit, belgian yeast.

T - Sweet, yeasty. Pears

M - huge carbonation, light bodied, dry finish

O - As good as an american tripel can be. Well done Boulevard

Photo of Mortarforker
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BillyTWilliams
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Detlef90
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am a fan of Boulevard beers. Their Tank 7 saison is one of the best I have ever had BUT, after having their dubbel (Nomo) and trippel (Long Strange) I'm thinking they just don't get these styles of beer. The malt presence is just way too high here. The dubbel was almost like a malt liquor and the trippel wasn't far behind. It almost tasted if these beers used malt extract instead of the real deal (and I know the difference tasting many many home brews). Needs much improvement!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Sara
5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Dieck
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle from Central Park Liquors in Steamboat Springs, CO for $8.49. Batch 12123 best by 02-2013.

Beer poured golden with a huge 2 finger white head that is long lasting.

Nose is light fruits; pear, banana, and apple are prevelant.

Taste is predominately apple and pear, with a nice peppery dry finish.

Mouthfeel is delightful, light and effervescent, smooth and refreshing despite the high abv.

Overall this is a very nice tripel. Glad i had the opportunity to try a Boulevard brew as they have a pretty good reputation which i am happy to say is confirmed!

Photo of nickfl
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a big, two and a half finger head of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The rocky head settles slowly and leaves good lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt with yeasty notes of clove, vanilla, pear, and red apple.

T - Rich, thick malt up front, notes of red apple, vanilla, and pear. Some spicy hops in the middle and a finish of anise, pear, pineapple, clove, and cake.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Really nice. This tripel has a complexity and depth of flavor that one almost never sees in American brewed examples of the style. Very drinkable and very well done.

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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,354 ratings.